For those of you that don’t know me as well, I am a stickler for branding (but in an opposing way). I don’t see myself as a walking billboard here to help companies sell their brand. You aren’t going to find me intentionally waving some billion dollar company logo in the air as some brainwashed unpaid sales associate. Just not something I am interested in doing. Sure, if you look at me you can tell what brand of shoe I am wearing, but it doesn’t have any logos on it. Sure, if you look at my clothing long enough, you might be able to pick out where I got it from, but it doesn’t have any logos on it.
Again, that isn’t something I am interested in.
And with that, when I found this knife maker in Bulgaria I got a little giddy. This old dude makes custom one of a kind folding knives. One, I am already a sucker for wood knives. I just like how they look and how much lighter they are compared to bone knives.
So… when I stumbled across this guy I had to jump on it. Not only are his knives a one of a kind. But the one I got is light weight, wooden, and has no branding what so ever on it. I am really happy with how it turned out.
This dude’s name is Todor. He’s pretty much legit.
So, don’t ask me how it happened… but I accidentally switched my desktop background from something epic to a pixelated image of a child smashing a pinata with a stick. With that, I had to dig through my trash bin for my desktop image and came across these old photoshop images I did several years ago. Thought they were worth posting.
I did some arts and crafts today. Made a new sketch book! That means I have something new to start doing some new drawings.
Well, today was my third recording-writing session for the upcoming hardcore EP that I have been working on with a friend of mine from church. This morning we got together and laid down the drums, bass, and rhythm guitar parts for the third and final song. Now that the bones of this 3 song EP have been laid down, it is time to start cleaning them up by doing a little mixing and mastering work.
After we get that portion completed the plan is to go back in with some vocals and perhaps one last guitar layer (if not that then some synth for added dynamic).
We have no real deadline for the release of this project… as we are mostly just goofing off and having fun with it. With that, as it progresses I will be sure to keep you posted.
Well, it looks like this 3 song daethcore EP is actually coming together. Today I spend a few hours with my friend Noah recording the drums, bass, and rhythm guitar for a second song. Only one more song to go and we will be ready to drop some vocals on it. After that, do some mixing… come up with a cheesy doom metal band name and an EP album cover… and call it complete. It has been a lot of fun thrashing out some break downs on the guitar.
More on this project as it develops.